How Does United Way of Berks County Make a Difference?
United Way of Berks County is a nonprofit organization serving more than 150,000 people in Berks. Centering our work around four focus areas, we fund more than 80 programs at 35 agency partners; help kids become better readers through the Ready.Set.READ! initiative; offer grants to a wide variety of organizations; provide initiatives like the Volunteer Center, 211 and SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize); and serve as a community convener, bringing together people and organizations around community needs. Last year, more than $11 million was raised to support community needs and to invest in high performing, high priority programs.
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Justice and Equity
This is a time of need.
United Way of Berks County’s Annual Report shows how you’ve made a difference in the lives of people like Emily and Jeffry.
Helping children from birth to third grade develop the critical reading skills that will help them achieve future success.
Great Things Happen When We Live United
The past year has been challenging for our community. As unemployment rose, individuals and families needed help, often for the first time. United Way, its partners and other community organizations immediately shifted to meet these growing needs, providing assistance with food, volunteers, safety equipment and more. Learn about these efforts and some of the people receiving help.
When you need help, you don’t have to search for it on your own. Dial 211 and, with just a few questions, the 211 information and referral specialists will connect you with the help you need. From housing and utilities to health care and even volunteer opportunities, 211 can help. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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